Top 10 lake vacations

Grab your swimsuit! Here are the most irresistibly enjoyable, summer-fun-filled lakes in the West

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Big Bear Lake, CA
Photo by Gina Sabatella; written by Matthew Jaffe

Best for a variety of outdoor activities

With its green pines and blue water, California's Big Bear Lake feels like a step into vacations past. But you can get in good mountain biking at Snow Summit and stand-up paddleboarding on the lake. And Windy Point Inn is sleekly contemporary. From $290;  



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